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Editorial: A victory for gay rights

The Supreme Court of the United States made a pair of historic decisions on Wednesday that together represent a significant victory and advancement for the gay rights movement. In a 5-4 ruling in United States v. Windsor, the court struck down a provision of the Defense of Marriage Act was ruled a violation of Equal Protection Clause of the U.S. Constitution.


Ziemer: Whistleblower or traitor?

Among the public, there is a debate brewing over whether Edward Snowden, the source of the recent NSA leak, is a whistleblower worthy of praise or a traitor worthy of prosecution.  The Obama administration is seeking to prosecute Snowden under the 1917 Espionage Act, and this harsh treatment has driven many investigative journalists and observers to come out in defense of Edward Snowden. But does he deserve it?


Kuntz: The unfinished fight for equality

DOMA has been struck down. So for same-sex couples in Iowa, celebrate. For advocates, friends and allies, celebrate. But for those outside of Iowa and the other 12 states that have legalized gay marriage, there is still work to be done.


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